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24
Oct

Six Documentaries to Help Addiction Recovery

Addiction Recovery Documentaries Documentaries about addiction and recovery can be very powerful. The drug epidemic, substance use disorders, and addiction recovery are often the subject of the powerful messages of these films. These films help viewers understand how addiction makes a person feel and how it affects their family and others around them. They shed...
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21
Oct

Building a Strong Support System in Recovery

For anyone in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, a strong support system is crucial. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 40% to 60% of people in the United States treated for a drug or alcohol addiction will experience a relapse. Your support system does not want you to be one of...
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13
Oct

What Is Pink Cloud Syndrome?

Have you ever heard of pink cloud syndrome? It is a phase many people experience in the early stage of their recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Sometimes referred to as pink clouding or the honeymoon phase, pink cloud syndrome involves feelings of exhilaration or euphoria. The person is overjoyed with their recovery. They feel...
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06
Oct

The Importance of Exercise in Addiction Recovery

Addiction to drugs or alcohol takes a toll on your body. In recovery, your body needs time to heal from the damage caused by years of substance abuse and addiction. Exercise benefits everyone, but for those in recovery from addiction, it is essential. Whether you set up a regular exercise routine on your own, join...
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man with PTSD sitting on edge of bed while wife sleeps peacefully - veterans and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
26
Sep

Veterans, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Addiction

In the United States, the veteran population is one of the highest-risk groups for both addiction and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Many veterans struggle with these co-occurring mental health issues and are hesitant to seek help. They have experienced the horrific violence of combat while serving in the military, and these intense experiences can lead...
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19
Sep

The Importance of the 12 Steps in Addiction Recovery

Recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol is an ongoing process. It does not instantly happen when you complete your treatment. It does not happen a week or a year after you achieve sobriety. Lasting recovery takes a lifelong commitment to doing the work needed to stay sober. You also need a strong support...
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27
Aug

The Power of Equine Interaction for Recovery: Interview With Pam Salem

Animals have a unique way of helping us form not only better relationships with them, but also with other people and, most importantly, ourselves. To trust. To believe again. To express the good deep inside of you. At English Mountain, we offer an equine interaction experience, a holistic option to help residents build a stronger...
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poker table with cards, chips, and dice - substitute addiction
13
Aug

The Dangers of Substitute Addiction in Recovery

When a person in recovery from drugs or alcohol replaces their addiction with another one, it is called substitute addiction. It is a complex and potentially dangerous phenomenon, and the biggest danger is that in time the person may relapse and go back to their original addiction. Substitute addiction is also referred to as replacement...
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young man talking to counselor - suboxone
30
Jul

Suboxone: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

Suboxone is a medication used to manage withdrawal from opioid addiction. Although it is used during detox, many people continue using the drug to control withdrawal and cravings throughout their rehab and therapy. And some continue to use the medication for months or years. What Is Suboxone? Suboxone is the brand name for a drug...
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